Activity 2

Movie corner

Let's learn!

Chain speaking

Go on p. 258-259. Memorise as many expressions as possible to express your surprise or appreciation. Speak in turn with vocabulary from the unit and one from this list.

Your time to shine!

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Along with your Science Club, you choose a film that exposes the dangers of technology to show at the next meeting. Be ready to present it

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You are in charge of one film from the movie selection.

Look for information on the Internet (synopsis, poster, trailer…).

How does this film present a dystopian futuristic view of society?

Give five reasons to explain why people should watch this film.

Movie selection

Soylent Green, by Richard Fleischer, 1973.
Total Recall, by Paul Verhoeven, 1990.
12 Monkeys, by Terry Gilliam, 1995.
Gattaca, by Andrew Niccol, 1997.
Existenz, by David Cronenberg, 1999.
The Matrix, by Lana and Lilly Wachowski, 1999.
Minority Report, by Steven Spielberg, 2002.
I Robot, by Alex Proyas, 2004.
I Am Legend, by Francis Lawrence, 2007.
Prometheus, by Ridley Scott, 2012.
Blade Runner 2049, by Denis Villeneuve, 2017.
The Circle, by James Ponsoldt, 2017.

Prometheus, by Ridley Scott, 2012.
Prometheus, by Ridley Scott, 2012.

Over to you!

Our adaptation

Let’s use what you have learnt in
Activity 1
and / or in
Activity 2

As cinema students at Columbia University, you were asked to adapt an extract from Brave New World for a short film project. Work as a group to build your pitch (100-200 words).

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Gattaca, by Andrew Nicol, 1997.
Gattaca, by Andrew Nicol, 1997.

Let's talk this out!

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Share your findings with your classmates and learn about the other films.

How do these films warn against the dangers of technology?

What are the common points and differences between them?

Which one would you rather watch? You must agree on one.

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